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When will they blow?
Can maths help save lives by making more accurate predictions of future volcanic eruptions?
Finding order in chaos
All of science can be regarded as motivated by the search for rules behind the randomness of nature, and attempts to make prediction in the presence of uncertainty. Chris Budd describes the search for pattern and order in
Are the polls right?
The British General Election (May 1997) is an example of how simple mathematical ideas help in understanding information that involves numbers.
The maths of February 29
Find out why leap years exist, why you have to wait 400 years for your birthday pattern to repeat, and why...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Perfect birthday gift for GIMPS
Prime number enthusiasts discover new largest prime with 22,338,618 digits.
Infinite sums and China's demographics
China has recently revoked its one-child policy. What better occasion to explore the mathematics of...
Maxwell's equations and the secrets of nature
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Maxwell's equations we talk to physicist John Ellis about what they...
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